If Microsoft had been serious about maintaining a thriving Indie scene on the Marketplace, it needed to allow creators to bundle Achievements with their games.
AND to play the games when NOT online.
AND to let non americans play them!
I'm in Canada and I can play them just fine (we don't share anything with the US XBL), where are you located?
I play my Indie games offline all the time. Why do you have an issue?
this wouldnt work man. there would be way to many indie games called FREE GAMERSCOREZZZZ!!!!111 lol but in a perfect world.. yes
Read the article first. Not just the headline. Author offers the idea of indie games having 6 achievements that worth 0 points so that they can appear on a person's gamercard to get more exposure.
my bad man haha didnt know that. I was too quick to comment lol
Don't PSN games have trophies? j/w
Yes, except for PSone Classics and Minis.
Minis are the equal of XBL Indies and they also don't have trophy support.
oh ok. That's what I thought. Yeah, I think all games should have trophies/achievements.
Eh, I wouldn't like that. My Gamerscore would be spammed with indie games.
Speaking of Indie games, do yourself a favor and check out Lumi. Wonderful game. Can't praise it enough.
I'm working on a few titles and do not feel that achievments fit in with all titles. Indie games should stay Indie and not feel like they have to compete with XBLA achievment criteria. Too many applications on the Indie scene that don't even qualify as games. Hard to segregate the titles to make sure that quality achievments are input instead of flooded pointed achievments that perpetuate yet another reason to support the lesser quality of some of the Indie games. Indie games should stay Indie... stop trying to bring them into the mainstream. If they are quality enough to make it to the XBLA list then they can add achievments then. Until that time... let us enjoy the games for what they are without having to polarize the Indie scene with such a non-Indie feel as achievments.
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